PSYC 3673


Course No. and Title:

PSYC 3673 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • This course will introduce advanced concepts in behaviour analysis
  • Students will be introduced to considerations in conducting behaviour assessment and intervention
  • Students will be able to design effective treatment programs and develop systems to ensure effective treatment of socially important behavioural issues.
Course Description:

This course will focus on special considerations in providing Applied Behaviour Analysis services. Topics include ethical and professional conduct issues, special considerations in intervention strategies, supervision and oversight of behaviour services, and systems of behaviour change.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2613, PSYC 3663
Course Instructor:

Albert Malkin, MA, BCBA, Psychology, 647-239-8012,

Course Features:

For each chapter covered you will have access to the following:

1.    Objectives
2.    Video Clips/Lectures
3.    Case studies
4.    Online Quizzes

Course Format:

The course covers individual chapters from various textbooks and readings from peer-reviewed journal articles, based on the following topics:
1.    Review of Principles of Behaviour
2.    Starting the Assessment Process
3.    Selecting Appropriate Interventions
4.    Antecedent Based Intervention Strategies
5.    Consequence Based Intervention Strategies
6.    Teaching Strategies
7.    Behaviour Change Systems
8.    Implementing Behaviour Change Procedures
9.    Behavioral Approaches to Psychopathology
10.    Considerations in Developing Intervention Plans
11.    Developing Effective Intervention Plans
12.    Treatment Evaluation and Progress Monitoring
13.    Management & Supervision

Course Texts:


Assignments & Examinations:

Experiential Practice Activities (200 points; 25 points each) will be administered throughout the course. The purpose of these activities is to provide students with an opportunity to simulate on-the- job activities of a certified behaviour analyst. Activities can be located in the “Practice Activity” sub-module of each Module in the content folder. Questions and exercises will be derived from the readings and presentations for each Module. Exercises will be a mix of short answer questions and applied problems. Some practice activities require videotaped
implementation of the tactics outlined in the modules. The following modules contain practice activities:

  1. Starting the Assessment Process (Functional Behaviour Assessment)
  2. Assessment Process (Functional Analysis)
  3. Teaching Strategies (Discrete Trial Teaching)
  4. Behavioral Approaches to Psychopathology (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  5. Developing Effective Intervention Plans (Behaviour Plan Cumulative Exercise)
  6. Implementing Behaviour Change Procedures (Behavioural Skills Training)
  7. Treatment Evaluation and Progress Monitoring (Graphing & Visual Analysis)
  8. Management & Supervision (Performance Diagnostics)

Final Exam (300 points; 60%): The final exam will consist of a mix a multiple choice, true or false, and short answer questions. The content will be based on units 1 - 14.

Time Limit: Six months from the student registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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